Aishwarya Rai, often regarded as the most beautiful woman in the world turns 44 today! The diva is aging with grace and it has been more than a decade that Aish has wowed us with her sheer beauty and innocence.
With so much to know about Aishwarya Rai, one thing which always happened to be in wraps is Aishwarya Rai’s marriage with Abhishek Bachchan. Aishwarya’s marriage with Abhishek Bachchan was a highly confidential matter in public and media. The match of the most beautiful woman in the world with one of the strongest person in the Industry proves that marriages are made in heaven.
Before Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan’s marriage, the duo were good friends. Abhi and Aish worked together on the sets of Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000), and later worked on another film, Kuch Naa Kaho (2003). However, during that time, both of them were good friends.
During that time, Abhishek Bachchan was engaged to Karisma Kapoor while Aishwarya Rai was in a relationship with Salman. After some time, Abhishek Bachchan called off his engagement with Karisma while Aishwarya moved on from the abuses and torture of Salman.
The spark between the two spiked while working together in the item song, Kajra Re, on the sets of Bunty Aur Babli (2005). Later, they shared a good bond while working in the movie Umrao Jaan, Guru and Dhoom 2.
Finally, after the premiere of the movie Guru in Toronto, Abhishek Bachchan proposed Aishwarya Rai and the actress said yes immediately.
After their meeting, the couple flew back to India and got engaged in Bachchan house. Aishwarya was seen with Abhishek Bachchan quite often and also visited the Bachchan’s regularly.
When asked about why Aishwarya agreed to marry Abhishek Bachchan, here is what Abhi told the media.
“I am used to people whistling at my wife… see my wife then you will know why I am saying this. I have never whistled at her to woo her… I don’t think it’s the right thing to do. I courted her through my gesture, emotions, and words,” said Abhishek. To which Aishwarya replied: “This is why I am married to him.”
Aishwarya further said that she agreed to marry Abhishek Bachchan because of his down to earth nature and high on moral attitude. She was looking for a life partner who would appreciate her as a person and not just beauty!